Averett University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
Averett University offers a very well respected degree in Business, Education, and Computer Science. After graduating, I was contacted by several companies who were recruiting graduates. Of course if you major in European Literature, this is unlikely to happen but if you choose teacher licensure, hard science, or a STEM subject finding a job will not be difficult. The campus is undergoing modernization and is becoming quite beautiful. The town (Danville, VA) is old fashioned and the natives are not exactly an enlightened bunch in many cases. There is a local group called "the flaggers" (or something similar) that come out annually to march / re-litigate The Civil War. For the town it must be pretty embarrassing considering that it is 2017. If you don't mind things being a little backwards, 95 percent of the people around are lovely, generous, and kind. The campus is patrolled religiously by the PD so it is very safe. The academics are rigorous but no so hard that you have to spend 7 years to get a four year degree. Expect to pay (after scholarships and grants) around $15K per year - that's half of the sticker price advertised by the school. If you are a GPS or IDEAL student, expect a lot of really helpful assistance from your advisor and your profs. They keep you on track to graduate on time. They helped me use the local community college in the summer semester to graduate a little early. Overall, I rate Averett University as an 8.75 out of 10.
Averett University was the perfect place for my educational needs as I moved from a small town in New England: intimate classes, great instruction, a variety of activities, and every professor knew their student's names. I use my degree daily and am grateful for it. I studied English/Journalism/Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. I was able to apply the public relations skills in two nonprofits and in the government sector. I write media releases and grants, and that is thanks to the English/Journalism major. I I would highly recommend Averett University. It is known for aviation and education, however, I'm very pleased with my degree.
It's great for working adults who are going to school and juggling a career at the same time.
Averett University offers a wonderful accelerated program for working adults called "Graduate and Professional Studies". This program was very convenient for me as a full time mother and working 40 plus hours a week.